Veterans Health Administration (VHA) serves over 8.3 million Veterans across the United States. The entire health care system is made up of over 153 medical centers and 1,200 primary outpatient clinics. The Southeast Network serves the third-largest Veteran population, and is composed of the area containing VA medical centers and outpatient clinics in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. If you are considering a career with VA, you should strongly consider the Southeast Network. Check out some of the top reasons to consider moving to Georgia with VA.

Affordable living

Georgia is especially appealing because of the low cost of living—one of the lowest in the country. The amount you save on cost of living is a great bonus for anyone buying or thinking of building a home. Coupled with the fact that Atlanta, Georgia’s capital, was just named one of the top five cities for recent grads, ( it makes sense why Georgia attracts more and more new residents every year.


Are you someone who never wants summer to end? Now it doesn’t have to—Georgia has beautiful weather with moderate temperatures all year. The climate is considered humid subtropical which features mild winters, comfortable spring and autumn and long steamy summers. That means there’s always a farmer’s market with fresh produce all across the state. And, of course, don’t forget to stock up on some of Georgia’s famous peaches!

 Top-notch education

Georgia has some of the highest-performing high schools in the country in Gwinnett, Alpharetta, and Forsyth Counties. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is ranked #27 in the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings. This is perfect for candidates looking to start a family. Georgia also has the HOPE scholarship, which helps students get free or discounted tuition at various colleges and universities in the state.

 The people

With its famed Southern hospitality and delicious food, the Peach State harbors a culture of friendliness and diversity. There is never a shortage of activities to participate in—world-class festivals, fine dining, lakes, and plenty of hiking. All in all, it is a great place for recent grads, families, or retirees.

If you are interested in career opportunities with VHA in any of our facilities in Georgia, explore our open careers.

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Published on Oct. 19, 2016

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